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National Park Service’s Pueblo Parks Group Implements Stage II Fire Restrictions 

For Immediate Release:  May 3, 2018  For further information contact: Bandelier Visitor Center – 505-672-3861, x517 Valles Caldera – Kimberly DeVall, kimberly_devall@nps.gov, 575-829-4820 Pecos – Becky Latanich, becky_latanich@nps.gov, 505-757-7210 Fort Union – Lorenzo Vigil, lorenzo_vigil@nps.gov, 505-425-8025 x226   National Park Service’s Pueblo Parks Group Implements Stage II Fire Restrictions Jemez Springs, NM – Due to the increased risk of wildfire […]

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Stage II Fire Restrictions to Begin at El Malpais & El Morro National Monuments

  Grants, NM: Due to prolonged hot, dry weather and to reduce the risk of human caused fires at El Malpais and El Morro National Monuments, park officials will be implementing Stage II fire restrictions beginning Friday, May 4, 2018. Beginning at 8 am on Friday, May 4 the following acts will be prohibited throughout El Malpais and El Morro National Monuments: Setting, building, […]

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Fire Restrictions Hotline is 1-877-864-6985

Due to a high volume of visitors to https://firerestrictions.us/  you may get a 502 Error.  Please try back later as the site is working intermittently. We are working to try to resolve the issue. Fire restrictions information is also available by calling the Southwest Fire Restrictions Hotline: 1-877-864-6985. You can also visit the agencies websites directly for […]

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Temporary Fire Restrictions at Guadalupe Mountains National Park due to Extreme Wildland Fire Conditions

Fire restrictions are being imposed for Guadalupe Mountains National Park effective April 20, 2018 until rescinded. The restrictions are necessary to prevent wildfires during the current period of extreme fire danger in West Texas and Southeast New Mexico. Below average precipitation and high fuel loadings combined with high temperatures and winds have necessitated fire restrictions. […]

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park Implements Preventative Measures Due to Extreme Fire Danger

Due to prolonged extreme fire danger, Carlsbad Caverns National Park has implemented the following preventative measures: Closure of the Walnut Canyon Desert Drive Charcoal fires are prohibited Smoking is prohibited, except inside personal vehicles Open flames and cooking stoves are prohibited in the backcountry The extreme fire danger is due to high temperatures, low humidity, […]

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Valles Caldera Plans Prescribed Burn For Valle San Antonio

Jemez Springs, NM —Valles Caldera National Preserve is planning to implement a prescribed burn targeting up to 1,050 acres of meadow grassland in Valle San Antonio, located in the northwest portion of the preserve’s backcountry. The burn operations are planned to start Thursday April 5th, 2018 and possibly continue into Friday dependent upon suitable weather and fuel […]

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Rendija Prescribed Fire Planned

Grants, NM: El Malpais National Monument and The Bureau of Land Management’s El Malpais National Conservation Area plan to conduct a prescribed fire on the west side of the monument near the junction of CR 42 and the Big Tubes turn-off. The Rendija prescribed fire is approximately 1,500 acres. The prescribed fire may begin as early as mid-April. […]

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After a wildfire, the flood risk increases significantly. Most standard homeowners’ and renters’ policies do not cover flood damage. Reduce your risk with flood insurance. #WildfireSafety

After a wildfire, the flood risk increases significantly. Most standard homeowners’ and renters’ policies do not cover flood damage. Reduce your risk with flood insurance. Learn more at https://www.fema.gov/wildfires-you-need-flood-insurance. #NMFire #WildfireSafety #ReadySetGoNM #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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Secure vehicle tow chains so they don’t drag and create a spark #PreventWildfires

Secure vehicle tow chains so they don’t drag and create a spark. One less spark means one less wildfire. #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek #OneLessSpark

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If fire danger is high, move wood piles, lawn chairs & grills away from your home. #ReadySetGoNM

If fire danger is high, move wood piles, lawn chairs & grills away from your home. http://bit.ly/FWTips #NMFire #WildfireSafety #ReadySetGoNM #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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Maintain your spark arrestor and don’t run power equipment on windy days. #PreventWildfires

Maintain your spark arrestor and don’t run power equipment on windy days. Learn more at https://goo.gl/kCkMQH. #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek #OneLessSpark

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Know before you go. Check current fire information and restrictions at http://NMFireInfo.com or call 1-877-864-6985 #NMFire

Know before you go. Check NM Fire Info fire information and restrictions at http://NMFireInfo.com or call 1-877-864-6985 #NMFire #PreventWildfires #ReadySetGoNM #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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Make it a point to know the regulations and rules related to shooting in areas experiencing dry and hot conditions. #PreventWildfires

Make it a point to know the regulations and rules related to shooting in areas experiencing hot, dry conditions. Learn more at https://goo.gl/zmqQM3. #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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Protect your home from wildfire. Remove leaves and pine needles from your roof, gutters & deck.

Protect your home from wildfire. Remove leaves and pine needles from your roof, gutters & deck. Learn more at http://bit.ly/FWSafetyTips #NMFire #WildfireSafety #ReadySetGoNM #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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Did you know parking over tall, dry grass can spark a wildfire? #PreventWildfires

Parking over tall, dry grass can spark a wildfire. Spark a change, not a wildfire. http://bit.ly/TallDryGrass #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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If your campfire is too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave! Drown, stir & repeat until cold. #PreventWildfires

If your campfire is too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave! Drown, stir & repeat until cold. Learn more at https://smokeybear.com/en/prevention-how-tos/campfire-safety. #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek  

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What can you do in one day to be safer from wildfire? A lot! Plan a project this weekend. #WildfireSafety

What can you do in one day to be safer from wildfire? A lot! Plan a project this weekend. Learn more at https://www.nfpa.org/public-education/by-topic/wildfire/wildfire-safety-tips. #WildfireSafety #NMFire #ReadySetGoNM #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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It’s not if, but when the next wildfire will occur. Prepare Now. #ReadySetGoNM

It’s not if, but when the next wildfire will occur. Prepare Now. Download your own Ready, Set, Go Personal Wildland Fire Action Plan today. #WildfireSafety #ReadySetGoNM #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek #NMFire  

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It is illegal to fly drones near wildfires. #IfYouFlyWeCant #NoDronesInFireZones

It is illegal to fly drones near wildfires. Recreational drones near wildfires are not safe. They put firefighters, residents & homes at risk. Learn more at https://www.nifc.gov/drones/ #WildfireSafety #IfYouFlyWeCant #NoDronesInFireZones #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek #NMFire

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Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week March 25-31, 2018

The federal, state, and tribal partners of the Southwest Prevention and Information Committee invite you to join us in promoting Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week, March 25-31, 2018. This year’s theme is “Wildfire: It’s not a matter of if, but when. Prepare now.” The focus of the week is to promote actions that prevent human caused […]

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